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Aqua is designed by Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, and it is her first skyscraper project ]This is the largest project ever awarded to an American firm headed by a woman. Loewenberg & Associates are the architects of record, led by James Loewenberg.
The Aqua Tower is located on the 200 block of North Columbus Drive, and is surrounded by high-rises. To capture views of nearby landmarks for Aqua's residents, Gang stretched its balconies outward by as much as 12 feet (3.7 meters.The result is a building composed of irregularly shaped concrete floor slabs which lend the facade an undulating, sculptural quality.Gang cites the striated limestone outcroppings that are a common topographic feature of the Great Lakes region as inspiration for these slabs.
February 2nd, 2013
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